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Associate Clinical Therapist

Escondido, California
USD25.00 to USD30.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position will provide professional mental health services, to include case consultation and individual and group psychotherapy; evaluations and assessments, and perform related work as required in an OUTPATIENT setting, supporting the mission of Interfaith Community Services.

The Recovery and Wellness Center was created with the vision that all individuals should have an opportunity to pursue wellness and recovery and in turn experience an improved quality of life regardless of their ability to pay. Interfaith will provide a recovery-oriented system of care that is designed to support individuals seeking to recover from substance use disorders and/or co-occurring conditions across their lifespan. The RWC treatment center will include withdrawal management (detox), residential and outpatient treatment services.

Conducts intake assessments; prepares diagnostic evaluations which includes obtaining personal, social, emotional, and substance abuse history; determines the cause, nature, and severity of the client's current mental status
Determines medical necessity and level of care placement for Substance Use Disorder treatment services
Develops, evaluates, and implements goal-oriented treatment plans
Provides direct treatment services such as individual, family and group therapy to a difficult and complex client population
Intervenes in crisis situations when a client exhibits acute psychiatric symptoms which present an immediate threat to the client or others
Provides rehabilitative and socialization services to restore and maintain the best possible functional level of clients with chronic psychological impairments
Provides consultation to other staff members on a client's history, mental status, and previous treatment, and on the community resources available for the treatment of a client
Participates in staff review of a case(s); recommends changes in therapeutic techniques, environment, and/or charting to facilitate client recovery
Strictly adheres to participant confidentiality as required by County, State, and Federal (42 CFR) regulations
Assists clients and their families in understanding the nature of their mental or emotional disorder; provides emotional support and information to assist them in identifying external stressors that contribute to the client's problems
Prepares case documentation, progress reports, special reports, proposals, manuals, and correspondence
Performs specialized tasks including involuntary hospitalizations procedures (5150) and Tarasoff assessments
May provide guidance to volunteers and staff
Participates in mental health conferences and local area committees
Services as consultant or trainer for staff on complex client placement, and mental health issues
Recommends when to terminate professional counseling treatment; develops follow-up and/or revised post treatment techniques and activities
Performs additional duties as assigned


Master's Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Health, or related field required
Must be currently registered with the State of California as Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT) or Associate Social Worker (ASW) or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)
2+ years of experience working in a social service or counseling related setting required
Experience working with substance abuse disorders preferred

Paid Time Off - Three weeks to start!
Paid Holidays - 13 scheduled
Flexible Work Schedules
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
AD&D / Group Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
Early Release Days!
Work Anniversary Bonuses
Tuition Reimbursement and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Casual Work Environment
Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities

Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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  • Job Reference: 1010173505-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Interfaith Community Se
  • Location: Escondido, California
  • Salary: USD25.00 to USD30.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent